Ello, Ello again

(an aside: Have you ever seen anything blow up out of nothing the way Ello has? There are probably several good theses in the story of the initial proliferation of the site and the fact that everyone seems to be talking about it) There’s a very good argument for avoiding Ello to be made, and […]

Goodbye Google (part 2)

Now that I’ve made the decision to de-Googlefy myself, I’m faced with determining exactly what that means and how to do it. I was heavily invested in Google products and untangling is proving to be a good deal more work than I expected. Let’s break it down into categories: Authentication: Using Google or Facebook to […]

In Reponse To Miss Amanda

(Oh my stars…I apologize in advance for the effed-up formatting.  Apparently, copying and pasting from FB into WP is a Very Bad Idea indeed…I’m working on it, but it seems that the visual editor is unable to cope with this mess) (Sorted. I think) This evening, Amanda Palmer posed a couple of questions about how […]

Where Am I (social network edition)?

In a sense, I’ve probably been using social networks for as long as I’ve been on the internet. Since I first joined AOL in 1993 and found myself hanging out in their chat rooms, I’ve been using computers and the internet to interact with communities. Just for my own sake, and yours if you find […]

For all my troubles with Google+

they’ve never pulled anything quite as brazen as this: Facebook patented an API to make it easier for law-enforcement agencies (NSA et. al.) to retrieve data on Facebook users. So, not only were they denying giving this information to the government, not only were they building tools to make it easy for the government, they […]

PSA – Comments Edition

Ok, for the time being, I’m moderating comments. I will probably open itt up at some point, but since the volume is still really low, I’m using the moderate function just to ensure that I don’t miss anything. Pretty much any comment will be approved so long as it relates to the post. For example, […]